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Can my mom travel to the US with a green card if it’s been over a year since her last entry due to COVID?
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Assuming she doesn't have a valid Re-entry Permit, she technically doesn't have one of the accepted documents for entry of a returning immigrant, as listed in 8 CFR 211.1(a). A green card is not one ...

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Can I lose my US citizenship for accepting employment with a foreign government?
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Currently, if you take a non-policy position in a foreign government, you cannot lose your U.S. citizenship without going in front of a U.S. consular official and saying you want to give up U.S. ...

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Can my spouse work in her home country before entering the US on a J-2?
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She is only in J-2 status when she is in the US. When she is outside the US, she doesn't have a US status and she is not subject to any US regulations about what she can do in J-2 status.

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Can I be a citizen of a country but do not have the right to live there?
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I think that that statement is confusing "citizen" and "national". There are 6 types of British nationals (some can have more than one): British citizen, British overseas territories citizen, British ...

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Denied visa for reentry to the US because of earlier Medicaid use
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There is no ground to deny someone a visa or deny someone entry based on having used Medicaid. There is a ground inadmissibility if someone is "likely to become a public charge", but the ...

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What is the status of children of a person who is British by descent?
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They're correct. British citizens by descent cannot automatically pass British citizenship to a child born abroad. There are limited circumstances in which such a child can be registered as a British ...

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Is there any way to get a new (not renew) US driver's license when living overseas?
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But I can't use that license in the US because I have to use my US passport when I enter the US. You can and should use that driver's license to drive in the US. All states generally allow out-of-...

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How can a minor foreign-born child of a US citizen parent and non-US citizen parent get US citizenship if the US citizen parent refuses?
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10 votes

You need to provide more information. Whether the child is automatically a U.S. citizen at birth depends on the details of the situation: If the child was born in wedlock, and the U.S. citizen parent ...

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Can I get deported?
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You are almost certainly a US citizen, and have been from birth. For a child born abroad in wedlock to a US citizen parent after 1986, you are a US citizen at birth if your US citizen parent was ...

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How can international student stay permanently in USA upon graduation?
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There is no guaranteed way. The most common path is this: Work on OPT after graduation (OPT is 12 months, can be extended to 29 months for STEM majors, during which you can work for a company in ...

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What's the procedure for somebody who has lost their US passport while living in Taiwan?
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The US (as well as many other countries that do not have diplomatic relations with the ROC) has an embassy in all but name in Taiwan. It's called the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). It is staffed ...

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Am I a UK citizen by descent, and can I get a passport as an adult?
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Since you were born to a British mother, it didn't matter if you were legitimate or illegitimate for the purposes of being a child for citizenship. Legitimacy only mattered for children born to ...

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Under what circumstances must a US citizen forfeit their citizenship when obtaining a new one?
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For some reason I have been under the impression that US law prohibits US citizens from retaining their citizenship if they ever obtain a new citizenship. Is this always, sometimes, or never true? ...

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Child born outside USA to Green Card Parents
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If your child is born after your wife's immigrant visa is issued, your child can travel to the US together with your wife when she enters with her immigrant visa, and your child can enter the US as an ...

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Getting a Green Card by living out of interests only
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No, neither having money in a bank account nor earning work income qualifies a person to immigrate to the US. You generally must be petitioned by a US citizen or permanent resident relative, or ...

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Entitlement to a British passport
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Your question is really about British citizenship because someone can only get a British passport if they are already a British citizen or other British national. You didn't give enough details to ...

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Am I automatically a British citizen?
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Before 1983, British citizenship* by descent could only be passed from the father, not the mother. Therefore, assuming your father was not British, you did not get British citizenship at birth (and ...

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Could one renounce one's native citizenship in order to prevent a second, naturalized citizenship from being revoked?
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First of all, we need to clarify what you mean by "revoke" here. Several of countries that you claimed can "revoke" the citizenship of naturalized citizens, including the US and Canada, actually ...

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Can a foreign spouse move to US immediately after wedding?
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There is no way to have a spouse move to the US immediately after marrying a US citizen abroad. The way to apply for immigration for a spouse who is abroad is to file the I-130 petition, wait for it ...

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What is the best way (quickest) for an American Citizen to get a Mexican spouse to the United States?
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Getting an CR-1 immigrant visa (what you call spouse visa) is the correct way. You file I-130 and then after it's approved, she goes through Consular Processing at the U.S. consulate in Mexico. If ...

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Brazilian son of a UK citizen
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If your wife had British citizenship when the child was born, and she got her British citizenship "otherwise than by descent", then your son will automatically be a British citizen at birth, without ...

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Getting new Visa without going out of the US
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No. You have been given some incorrect advice by someone not very knowledgeable (I'm not sure what "immigration office" you have been talking to). A US "visa" (which is a sticker ...

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When did my British Citizenship expire?
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British citizenship does not expire. If you did not apply to renounce your British citizenship (and was approved), you are still a British citizen. You cannot "apply for" British citizenship ...

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What can be done when a country doesn't have Birth Certificates?
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The State Department's Visa Reciprocity and Country Documents page lists what documents are acceptable from each country. For Iraq, it seems that a birth certificate from the Ministry of Health, or, ...

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Does holding a Canadian citizenship enable a person to get US H1b / L1 much easier than citizenship from third-world countries?
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Not really. The process is mostly the same. A Canadian citizen would still need an H-1B or L-1 petition filed by the employer and approved by USCIS, just like someone from any other country, including ...

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I want to get my Mexican fiance permanent residency in the United States with drug conviction
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The 10 years probably refers to the 10-year INA 212(a)(9)(A)(ii) ban for being deported from inside the US, which is already over. However, I believe he also has a lifetime INA 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II) ban ...

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Chinese passport
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First, it's not the passport that matters -- it's the nationality. If you are first a Chinese (PRC) citizen and then voluntarily acquire a foreign nationality, then by PRC law you automatically lose ...

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Spouse of US citizen green card application: adjust status or leave and apply for visa?
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Adjustment of Status will get permanent residency much faster. Since they are in the Immediate Relative category with no wait for visa numbers, I-130 petition and I-485 for Adjustment of Status can be ...

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Green Card for Indian spouse
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You can file the petition while you are in India, but you have to intend to re-establish domicile in the US concurrently with, or before, your wife enters the US. Yes, a standalone I-130 filed from ...

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My dad was born to Canadian diplomats in Ghana. How does this affect his citizenship status?
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So what you really want to know is, are you a Canadian citizen. If you were born after April 17, 2009: You are a Canadian citizen. The original Bill C-37 that took effect in 2009 which limits ...

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